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Release: Foreign Direct Investment, 2011 MA4

Released: 07 February 2013 Next edition: 06 February 2014


Ciara Williams-Fletcher

Business Outputs and Development Division

Telephone: +44 (0)1633 456455

Categories: Business and Energy, Businesses, International Trade, Foreign Direct Investment, Economy, National Accounts, Balance of Payments

Frequency of release: Annually

Language: English

Geographical coverage: UK

Geographical breakdown: UK

Survey name(s): Annual Inquiry into Direct Investment Abroad, Annual Inquiry into Direct Investment in the UK, Quarterly Outward Foreign Direct Investment Survey, Quarterly Inward Foreign Direct Investment Survey

  • There was a rise in foreign direct investment abroad by UK companies between 2010 and 2011, particularly directed towards emerging markets.

  • Net investment abroad by UK companies was dominated by large increases in the mining and quarrying and financial services sectors.

  • Net investment into the UK by foreign companies remains relatively static suggesting continued reluctance to invest in 2011.
Provides a detailed breakdown of UK foreign direct investment flows, positions (stocks) and earnings (both inward and outward), by country, component and industry.

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